Entries for December 2012

  • San Diego Troubadour Year in Review

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    Happy Holidays friends! We hope you have been enjoying the company of friends, family and loved ones these past few days and wish you much joy in the new year! Here’s a little look back at all our cover stories this year! (Click pics to read respective articles) Thanks to all the contributors, musicians, and […]

  • Local Songwriters Come Together for “Songwriters for Sandy” Benefit

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    Last Friday, several of San Diego’s finest songwriters came together to raise money in support of  Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Organized by Dawn Mitschele, the event took place at Mueller College in University Heights. The result was over $800 raised, and an even stronger sense of community spirit amongst the local songwriters. It’s definitely events […]

  • 5 Things You Might Not Know About Kenny Eng

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    Our latest “5 Things” entry features local singer-songwriter Kenny Eng! 5 Things You May Not Know About… Kenny Eng 1. I had two near death experiences at the end of 2011. It was a rough way to end a year. But I’ve learned a lot since then about life and how to live. 2. I’m […]

  • Music Discovery – De La Motte Strings

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    We have a new music discovery for you, dear Troubadour readers! We found them while strolling along at the Hillcrest Farmer’s Market a couple weeks ago, and we immediately fell in love! Introducing De La Motte Strings! Their members include siblings Josiah (age 10, violin), Pearl (age 8, violin), Elijah (age 6, violin), Naomi (age […]

  • What Makes a Bluegrass Band?

    Not everyone agrees on what makes up a bluegrass band, but there is a general consensus on the classic composition shown in the photo: A banjo, acoustic guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and upright bass. Added by Bashful Brother Oswald and later by Josh Graves of Flatt and Scruggs the dobro has also become an accepted part […]

  • Love, Fame, and Other Nonesense

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    First of all, screw the Mayans and their interpreters and gullible acolytes, insofar as this end-of-times stuff goes. No offense if you’re among them, but you’re an idiot. If you’re a true believer, you wouldn’t have any problem giving me some of your stuff then, would you? Of course not. Just give me a call […]

  • I’ll See You in My Dreams: Looking Back at the Concert for George

    It was a typical, sepia-toned autumnal day on that particular Friday in London on November 29th, 2002, with the sky a grey mist across South Kensington. However, NO amount of precipitation could have possibly dampened my spirits as I stood in line to gain entrance into the Royal Albert Hall with several thousand other fortunate […]

  • JIM EARP: Aloha Guitar

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    Aloha Guitar is the new CD by San Diego acoustic guitarist Jim Earp and, cutting to the chase, it is a masterpiece of the form. Earp has been a nationally recognized finger-picking guitarist since the mid-’90s and has a considerable local reputation on both electric and wooden instruments; his many albums include Guitar Uncovered from […]

  • Justin Townes Earle: “Tryin’ to Move On”

    “Thirty years of running has left me standing with my back to the cold, and it’s left me most days wondering if I’ve ever really learned a thing at all. But I’m trying to move on.” – Justin Townes Earle In 1986 when singer-songwriter Steve Earle released his now-classic, Guitar Town, he closed out the […]